Free ranging

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oldchickenlady, May 23, 2010.

  1. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    How old should my chickens be before I turn them out to free range? Do they have to be grown? How old is grown anyway? When they start laying eggs? They are just about 5 weeks now...They will be coming back into the run at night, at least that is how I am planning it. We'll see if they cooperate with that.

  2. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Central MA
    I believe they have to have full feathers in to go outside. So that's around 5weeks or so?
    Then wait another 6weeks or so to get used to around coop to go free range so they don't get lost.

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